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Will AE ever have AM's chain-level host assignment? Or, what are good ways to fake it?

Question asked by JessicaIsaacson603938 on Jul 9, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2014 by Mark_Hadler_430

We used this feature so much... create one workflow with several jobs, and run it on any host with just a single setting change.  

In AE, now we have to make a separate object for every host that the job might run on, and a separate workflow as well. In some cases, a single-run (max parallel 1) job loses its integrity when it's assigned to multiple hosts.

The best solution we've come up with so far is a pre-process line on every job object, :PUT_ATT HOST = &WORKFLOW_BATCH_HOST#; then set &WORKFLOW_BATCH_HOST# at the workflow level. But now the information is buried - we can no longer answer the question "what objects use host X?" with simple queries or "search for use."  

Anybody know if the feature is planned for v10 or higher? Or have any other suggestions for handling the requirement?

We've recently started converting a bunch of payments jobs where single-run integrity is important, but so is the flexibility to run jobs on different hosts.